February 6, 2013
Endearing Nursery School photography. We are a small company, specialising in nursery age school photography. We give an individual service to each nursery and achieve stunning photographs that reflect the child’s character.
A natural background is set up and soft lighting is used to achieve beautiful photographs. A group picture is often taken at the beginning of the session. This also provides an opportunity for the children to get used to the photographer. The individual portraits follow as the children look on in small groups. We offer a very attentive and thorough service (such as fast delivery).
The usual ordering system is where we offer several different examples of each child. These are printed at 7” x 5” size (prices start at £5.00 for a 6” x 4”picture) that parent’s use to chose which pictures they would like. They may order various sizes, and copies or they can return those prints back to us. These can be black and white. The same prices apply to groups. The completed order forms, the original prints and payment for each child is then placed in the child’s own envelope and left with the staff. This way, there is very little paper work involved by the nursery as orders are contained in their own envelope. 10% of the takings are returned to the school. So for Endearing Nursery School photography;
Please contact us to arrange an appointment to see our work or if you have any queries.
January 14, 2013
Children’s photographs are very challenging but then one of the most rewarding areas of portrait photography.
I took this in sunlight. Natural light is always the best light to use if at all possible. The tones and hues are the best and there’s not bulky equipment to carry around. You can react quickly to any movements and also the lack of big equipment is let off-putting for children to see. I took this photograph of a friend’s girl and shot her so she is on the side of the frame, to add interest. Outside, there is lots to amuse young children and so there is less chance of them becoming bored. The drawback of course is that there is little to keep them in the same place for more than a few moments.
Avoid shooting directly in to the light or asking your subject to look towards the sun. It’s best in some shade where plenty of light can reach the subject but the light is soft and even. On a professional photography level, you can use reflectors to help reduce shadows. A flash on the camera can help reduce shadows but often this ruins photographs as all natural, flattering light, is lost. I converted this picture to sepia to give it a more timeless look.
Lastly, get down to the level of your subject. There’s nothing worse than a picture of a child just stretching their neck to look up to the camera. Sit or kneel down so that the subject can see you easily and the picture will look a lot more appealing. See http://www.davidstubbs.co.uk/gallery/nursery/
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